Samsung Galaxy Fold Foldable 2: what we want to see

Making it tougher and cheaper would be a good start

Galaxy Fold Foldable 2
Galaxy Fold Foldable 2

The Samsung Galaxy Fold Foldable Phone has been a long, long time coming, yet after years of rumors followed by months of delays, the finished product is, well, distinctly first-gen.

By James Rogerson

It’s for those who want the cutting-edge of smartphone technology no matter what it costs and how unpolished it is. But while we can’t recommend the Galaxy Fold Foldable to most, it is an exciting look at one possible future of phones, and the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 is sure to come closer to realizing its potential.

We don’t know much about Samsung’s second foldable yet, but you’ll find what we have heard below. And below that you’ll find a list of all the main things we want from it, because as you may have gathered, there’s plenty of room for improvement.

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Cut to the chase

  • What is it? Samsung’s second foldable phone
  • When is it out? Probably sometime in 2020
  • What will it cost? Far more than even most flagships

Samsung Galaxy Fold Foldable 2 release date and price

The latest Galaxy Fold 2 release date rumors point to a launch in the first half of 2020. That’s a little vague, and given that the original Fold didn’t ultimately go on sale until September 2019 is probably also a little early, especially as we haven’t heard much about it yet.

That said, the original Samsung Galaxy Fold was announced way back in February, it only hit stores so late due to delays, so it is possible that we’ll see the Galaxy Fold 2 that soon.

An earlier rumor also seems to agree, stating that Samsung could launch a new foldable in late 2019 or early 2020 – though notably this rumor is from all the way back in March, so plans may well have changed given the Fold’s delay in hitting stores.

There’s no word yet on exactly what the Galaxy Fold 2 might cost, but the Galaxy Fold is $1,980 / £1,800 (around AU$3,350), so expect the Galaxy Fold 2 to be very expensive, even if the price is lowered, as one source claims it might be.

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 news and rumors


By James Rogerson